December 31, 2011 Subject:
Worth Every Minute
What and experience! You can tell why Gleason was called "The Great One." Nice to see Art Carney get a chance to play it straight, too.
November 13, 2011 Subject:
The Laugh Maker (Studio One)
Season 5, episode 34.
Original air date: 18 May 1953.
A magazine writer is sent to Los Angeles to do a feature story on a comedian who is an oveerbight sensation. He soon discovers that the man who provides such happiness to his viewers is a braggart, a louse and a heel.
Cast: Jackie Gleason (Jerry Giles), Art Carney (Bill Berkson), Rita Morley (Peggy Trent), Marian Seldes (Belle Giles), Sally Gracie (Flo Stevens), Carl Frank (Tom Warner), Marie Stacy (Hatcheck Girl), Rudulph Watson (Headwaiter), Victor Rendina (Harry Gold), Joseph Roman (Floor Manager), Bill Clifton (Piano Player), Charles Reynolds (Director), Jerry Hackady (Electrician), Robert Claborne (Writer), Tom Gorman (1st Man), Joe Graham (2nd Man), Mischa Auer (Cosmo) and Betty Furness (Herself- Commercial Spokeswoman.
Reviewer:Robert B. Livingston -
November 3, 2009 Subject:
Quality entertainment; excellent drama
Excellent drama explores a gifted comic's complex personality and the conflicts it engenders.